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VOLUME LVIII. i
ASTORIA, OREGON, TUESDAY, .SEPTEMBER 6, ..1904.
RUSSIANS' MAINiCC MAY
! BE ANNlSrti ED BY OYAMA
ERE THEY REACH MUKDEN
Report Comes that Rear Guard Has Been
Wiped Out and that Whole Army
Is in Imminent Danger.
Preparations for Evacuation of Mukden Are Said to Be in Progress
Which Would Indicate That Slav Army Was Terribly Crip
pled in Fighting at Liao Yang-Kuropatkin and
Oyama Are Racing for Mukden.
St Petersburg, Sept. 6. It It reported it a late hour tht Kuro
patkin'a rtar guard haa btan tlmoit annihilated, and that the main
Ruitian army la in imminent dangar of baing surrounded.
KUROPATKIN' FORCE CUT OFF.
London, 8pt. 8. Tha Daily Mail thia morning prints a diapatch
from 8inmintin, datad 8aptambar 6, giving tha rapert that Kuropet
kin't ratroat haa baan out off. Tha dispatch goaa on to tay tha Rut
lian troopa had advanced in atrong forea to tha southeast of Mukden
aa far aa Japing hill to oppoia any poiaibla attack in tha direct, on
of thair advanea.
RUSSIANS WILL ABANDON MUKDEN.
Mukdan, Sapt. 5. Preparation for tha avacuation of Mukden ara
proceeding. Tha Japaneae advance ia within 30 miles.
Th forces df Kuroputkiii unl Oynma
are racing for Mukden. Thla much
stand out In the !) of today and n
Indicated In tho report forwarded by
Kut'iiiiiiiklii, who any hit retreat la be
tiilE conducted in perfect ordr, though
the Japanese on Hinday repeatedly at
tacked his rear and continued tu at
tiirk until Monday, The result of the
rice la In doubt.
Tho united Russian forces in now
north of Yental, a atatlon on the mil-
way about 10 mile northeast uf Llao
Yang. They are pushing on to Muk
den, to which the bulk of the Japanese
force In marching direct, after having
awiirmed across the Taltxe river. A
strong Japanese flunking column la
about 30 mile northeast of Llao Yang
and m trying to get between the Rus
Minn forces mid Mukden.
With thla race In progress, there
cornea a brief dispatch from Mukden
MiiyliiK preparations for evacuation ore
It wna reported In St. Petersburg at
a lute hour Monday night thnt Kurov
pat kin's rear guard had been almoat
annihilated and that the main Ruaaian
army la In danger of being surrounded.
Kuropatkin, In his report, makes no
mention of the abandonment of 200
ituna at Llao Yang, a rumor to which
effect la In circulation,
Advlcea from Port Arthur by way of
Chefoo bring the fighting there up to
September 2 and say the Jupaneee
fosses were very heavy.
RUSSIANS ON THE RUN.
Kuropatkin'a Army Pushing North in
Direction of Mukdan.
St. Peteraburg, Sept. 6. A aummary
of the war altuntlon to date ahowa that
the whole of tha Russian army, or at
leaat the main portion of It, la already
above Yental atatlon and pushing to
Oyama'a entire army haa crowed the
Taltze river and part of It is hanging
on Kuropatkin'a flank.
A atrong flanking column on the east
la pushing rapidly north In an effort
to head off the Russians, Agnlnst thla
column Kuropatkin haa aent out a
strong cavalry division to the north
eaat, which, It la believed, already la
In position to check the Japanese
flankera, while to the westward Kuro
patkin la moving a division toward
Slngmlntln, 30 miles west of Mukden
to meet any Interference that may be
attempted from the direction of Tln
kow or New Chwang.
Oyama'a advance ia reported to be
engaging the Russian rear, but. the at
tack la expected to not develop any
thing more serious than a aerlea of rear
guard actions tending to harass Kuro
The Japanese have thrown a atrong
flanking column acrosa the Taltza river
at Benltzu, about 30 mllea northeast
of I.lno Yang. This ""column la hurry
ing to the northeast and endeavoring
to get In betwvn the Russian army
and Mukden. Against this movement'
Kuropatkin has dispatched Genera
Renuenkainpf, with 3 at rung Cosauck
division, which, It ia believed, la ti're.tdy
blocking the eastern high road. Kuro
patkin has three road over which he
la marching toward Mukden, besides a
triple tracked railroad. The latter Is
chiefly occupied in the transportation
of gun and equipment.
Kuropatkin, In a telegram to the gen-
eral staff filed at r p. in. September 5
north of Yental. says that the Japanese
on Sunday engaged his rear guard
south of Yental. the fight continuing
until Monday. The telegram details the
precautions taken to checkmate the
Kuropatkin estimates his loss up to
and Including September 4 at 16,000
This Is considered to b a very con
servative figure. The loss to the Jap
anese probably will be double thla num
ber, owing to their position aa attack
Kuropatkin says nothing regarding
the loss of guns, but it la prohnble some
of the heavier emplaced guns at Mho
Yang hud to be abandoned.
There Is no truth either In the re
port that Kuropatkin haa been wound
ed or that General Llnevltch la moving
to hla support. General Llnevltch Is
atlll at Vladivostok.
RETREATED IN GOOD ORDER.
Kuropatkin'a Rear Guard Stops Pur'
suit of Japanesa.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 5. Kuropatkin
haa telegraphed the emperor aa fol
"The retreat of our troopa from Llao
Yang on the right bank of the Taltxe
river, September 4, waa carried out In
"The enemy'a pursuit waa atopped by
our rear guard.
"During September 4 the Japanese
strengthened their forcea operating
against our left flank, extending their
lines from the Yental minea northward.
The Japanese also, September 4, cross
ed from Llao Yang and its environs."
8HELLING JAP POSITIONS.
Russiana Have Posted Naval Guna on
London, Sept. 5. The Chefoo cor
respondent of the Dally Telegraph says
the Russians have mounted two 12
Inch naval guna on Parapoloachne
mountain, close to the city of Port Ar
thur, from which they ara shelling the
BALTIC FLEET TO SAIL.
But Will Not Go to Far Eaat if Port
St, Petersburg, Sept, 1 It la report
ed that the Baltic squadron will sail a
week from thia data by way of the
Mediterranean, but that It will not pro
ceed to th far east If Port Arthur
Assassin Did Not Esoapa.
Ht. Petersburg. Sept. J. There la no
tiuth In the statement printed In Lon
don that HatnHoni'ff, the murderer of
Interior Minister Von Plehve, haa auc
ceeded III escaping from prison.
SWIMMING CONTEST 8TART8.
Many Japa Killed.
C'hafoo, Kept, 5. Advices from Port
Arthur aay that, following the terrific
bombardment of the fortress for the
five days ending September 1, heaps of
Japanese bodies were removed by Chi
nese under orders given by the Port
Ht. Petersburg. Kept. 5. Senator
platonoff, a member of the council of
the empire, haa been appointed minis
ter of the Interior and chief of the
Russian Hllce, In succession to the
late Von Plehve.
First of tha Events Captured by E.
Rausch of Germany.
Kt. Louis, Kept. 5. The swimming
events which mark the continuation of
the world's Olympic renewal were held
today In the pool of the t'nlted State
life saving corps, which waa surround
ed by Immense crowds. The tourtia
merit, which waa open to the awlm
mera of the world, had entries from
Hungary and Germany, us well as from
various parts of this country.
In the first event, the one-mile chain
plonshlp, E. Rausch of Germany beat
the world'a record of 28: 05. 3-5. His
time waa 27:18 1-5. He won the race
by "5 yards.
Clifford Beata Fredericks.
Great Kails. Mont., Kept. 5. Jack
Clifford knocked out "Kid'' Fredericks
In the 10th round tonight.
Engagement of Crown Prince to
Duchess Cecelia of Meek
Strong Dynastic Reasons Are Sup-
posed to Be Responsible
for the Match.
Herliii, Kept. D. The Duchess Cecelia
of Mecklenburg-Kchwerin, whose be-
rothal to Crown Prince Frederick
William of Germany was announced
last night, la a tall, slight girl, light
haired and brown-eyed. Although ahc
ould acarcely be called pretty, ahe haa
a vivid complexion and Is of aprlteiy
The only time the duchess and the
rown prince have been seen together
n public waa a few evenings ngo. The
rown prince had called on her and her
mother at the Kalacrhof hotel Jupt be
fore they left for home. After talking
with them for an hour, the crown
prince took them to the atatlon in an
utomobile and found that the train
did not start for an hour. He then
sked them to drive round the city,
nd with them went through the prln-
ipal atreeta, which started the first
talk of an engagement.
It la Impossible to aay whether It la
love match or not. Strong dynastic
reasons for the man luge exist. Only
once during the last century, In the
ase of Frederick III, haa a Prussian
king taken a wife except from a Ger
man princely house. The emperor de-
Irea to bring the Cumberland, Danish
nd Netherlands courts Into closer re
lations with the grand court. The
duchess Cecelia's brother, the grand
duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerln, mar
rled thla June the Princess Alexandria,
second daughter of the duke of Cum-
West Virginians in Trouble Over
an Old Account and Shoot
ing Results in Death
of Two Men.
Five Others Are Wounded, One
of Them Fatally So, at
Huntington, W. Va., Sept. B. As the
result of an attempt to collect a long
standing bill by a clerk in a country
store at Green Shoals, 20 mllea south
of here, today, two men were killed
one was fatally Injured and another
seriously Injured and two more men
who escaped and have disappeared, are
supposed to be Injured. The fight may
result In another bloody feud.
The trouble started over an attempt
by John Lambert to collect an account
against William Adams. The men en
gaged in an argument several days ago.
Adftma waa with friends at the time,
and after heated worda, struck Lam
bert, who waa alone. Lambert did not
fight, but today, while with his two
brothera, he came upon Adams, in com
pany with George Mead. The fight waa
renewed upon sight and resulted in the
death of Adams, the fatality of Mead,
the wounding of Lambert and the death
of an onlooker. The Lambert brothera,
who escaped to the mountains, are
thought to be Injuted.
SETTLEMENT OF BIG STRIKE
SAID TO HAVE BEEN AGREED
UPON BY PACKERS AND MEN
Chicago Tribune Prints Statement That
Basis of Settlement Has Been Reach
ed With Labor Unions.
States That Wages Are to Be the Same as Before the Strike Was
Ordered; That Packers Are to Re-employ Old Men, and
to' Give Them the Preference Plans Were Laid
With the Greatest Secrecy and Care.
Chicago, Sept 5. Indications tonight ara that thl stockyards
strike that began two months ago will ba called off within 24 hour.
Through tha medium of a middleman, negotiations wera begun today
in an effort to aecure an understanding with tha paekera on which tha
atriking uniona can rely aa a basis for abandoning the atrika tomor
According to tha plana tonight, an answer ia to be aubmittad to
morrow by tha paekera in time for it to ba reported at a apacial
meeting of tha allied trades council. Thia meeting haa been called for
early in the forenoon. If the paekera give encouraging assurances to
tha strikers, messengers will be aent at onca to tha local bodies. Tha
uniona, it ia aaid, will then vote on discontinuing the strike, and thair
referendum vote will be reported at onca to tha meeting of tha al
lied tradea council.
Elactroouted at Auburn.
Auburn, N. T., Sept. 5. Gulxeppe
Versaccla, the accomplice of Antonio
Giorgio In the murder of John Van
gorder and his half-sister, Miss Farn
ham, at West Almond last May. was
put to death In the electric chair at
Auburn prison today. Giorgio was
electrocuted last Tuesday. Robbery
waa the motive for the murder.
EFFECT OF LOSS OF MUKDEN
WILL BE SERIOUS TO SLAVS
St. Petersburg, Sept. 6, 3:20 a. m. It is impossible at this hour
to obtain any statement from tha authorities regarding tha reported 4
preparations for the abandonment of Mukden. 4
Thia ia tha first intimation that such waa contemplated. If it 4
turns out to ba true, it means tha abandonment of the whole of south- 4
arn Manchuria and tha winding up of tha present campaign. In fact, 4
ahould Mukdon ha evaouatad, there would ba no point for winiaring
an army of a quarter of a million, with ita many wounded, short of 4
On tha other hand, tha evacuation of Mukden would give Oyama 4
commodious winter quarters and practical control of two lines of rail-
way. Tha report of tha prospective evacuation of Mukden, if well 4
founded, would indicate a crippling affect of tha Liao Yang fighting
mora serious than had yet been intimated.
berland, a sister of the future queen of
The Duchesa Cecelia is also a niece
by marriage of the Prince Consort of
Holland. The best loved of Prussian
queens, Louise, was of the same family,
but of the Sertliti branch.
The grand duke of Mecklenburg-
Schwerln, who Is at the Bristol hotel.
here, aet any doubt of the betrothal at
rest thla morning by telegraphing an
official announcement to his cabinet.
Trolley Cara Collide.
New York, Sept. 5. Two trolley cara
on the Sing St Co. single track In the
division of the Paterson trolley line,
have met In a head-on collision near
Little Falls, N. J. Two women were
seriously hurt and two other women
and eight men were less severely In
jured. The motorman on both aides
escaped by Jumping but were arrested
Immediately. All the Injured were
resldenta of Paterson.
Chicago, Sept. 5. The Tribune to
As the result of a conference Just
held between representatives of the
uniona Involved In the packing house
strike and of the owners of the plants
the end of the long labor struggle is
set for the middle of this week.
An understanding waa arrived at by
which the men will meet today or to
morrow and vote on the question of
calling oft the strike According to the
plana made, they will be Instructed to
cast their ballots In the affirmative.
These plana were made with secrecy
and care. They originated a week ago
in Chicago with certain of the packers
and of the conservative labcr leaders.
Fearing the execution of the scheme
would fall if attempted In Chicago, It
waa determined to make the first move
In New York.
The ending of the strike in the east
ern city by the vote of the men on
Saturday was this first step. The set
tlement there made was the same as'
that now proposed for Chicago. i
The following art the chief points of
the arrangement: The uniona to call
oft the strike. The paekera to re
employ as many of the strikers aa they
can give work to, and to give the
preference to the former employes In
the future; aa many of the new work
era as wish to remain rf? tt he re
tained.. Wagea of the skilled men to
remain at the rate paid before the
The paekera, who have often declared
they would not meet the laboring men.
will undoubtedly deny today that a
conference haa been held. But the fact
remains that duly authorized repre
sentatives of the ownera of the pack
ing plants did meet the labor men.
What doubt existed as to the posi
tion of the awltchmen in the strike
haa been dispelled by Grand Master
Frank Hawiey of the organization.
Hawiey, at a meeting of the union,
said the men would remain at work.
The first serious break In the stock
yards strike in Chicago came last
night, when 50 atriking livestock hand
lers were reinstated and at once re
sumed their former duties.
NELSON MUCH IMPROVED.
Wounded Portland Policeman Will Un
Telegram: "All symptoms thia morn
ing are propitious. If Officer Nelson
took a turn for the worse It would be
a great surprise to me. There is every
indication that he will have a speedy
recovery. He had an exceptionally.
restful night last night. Of course he
will not be past danger for a few days
yet, but as long aa he is recovering
as nicely as he is at present I shall
Such was the statement made this
morning by George Wilson, who has
been attending Police Officer Nelson,
who was shot down by the boy high
wayman, Charlie Walton, last Thurs
day night. The attending physician
was much pleased over the condition
of the officer this morning. There were
indications yesterday that complica
tions might set In, but all of these were
absent this morning.
The officer is decidedly weak, and
under the conditions he can gain
strength but slowly. Xo one Is al
lowed to see h!m except his wife, who
is constantly at his bedside.
TO MEMORY OF JEWISH SOLDIERS
Cornerstone of Monument Laid
New York, Sept. 5. The cornerstone
of a handsome monument to the mem
ory of union soldiers of the Jewish
faith who fell in the civil war was
laid today In Salem Field's cemetery
Cypress hills, Brooklyn, under the aus
pices of the Hebrew Union Veteran As
sociation. The shaft will be 62 feet
high and cost about $15,000. It is
thought to be one of the first, if not the
first, erected to the memory of He
Eddy, oldest daughter of Nathaniel P.
Willis, the poet has lost her life In an
elevator accident at her apartmenta
When about to enter the lift, her
foot caught in some manner and ahe
fell from the fourth floor to the bot
tom of the shaft Mrs. Eddy was 60
Killed in Elevator Accident.
Boston, Sept. 5. Mrs. Imogene
At San Francisco First game:
Portland. 0; Oakland, 2. Second game:
Oakland. 3; Portland, 0.
At Los Angeles San Francisco, 5;
Los Angeles. 0.
At Tacoma First game: Seattle, 7;
Tacotna, 0. Second game: Seattle, ft;
At Spokane Salt Lake, 2; Spo
At Butte Boise, 9; Butte, 2; seven
At Cleveland First game: St. Lou
Is 3; Cleveland 4. Second game: St
Louis, 5: Cleveland, 2.
At Boston First game: Washing
ton, 5; Boston, 12. Second game:
Washington, 3; Boston, 8.
At New York First game: Phila
delphia, 1; New York, 2. Second game:
Philadelphia, 7; New York, 2.
At Detroit First game: ChitJgo, I;
Detroit, 2. Second game: Chicago, 4;
At New York First game: Boston,
1; New York. 6. Second game: Bos
ton, S; New York. 4.
At Philadelphia First game: Brook
lyn, 4; Philadelphia, 4. Second game:
Brooklyn, 3: Philadelphia, 2.
At Pittsburg First game: Cincin
nati, 6; Pittsburg, 3. Second game
Cincinnati, 0; Pittsburg, 1.
At St Louis First game: Chlcaga
3: St. Louis, 1. Second game: Chi
cago, 4; St Louis, 2.